Matt and Jessica Johnson got married, and did something that none of their friends and family had ever expected them to do…they sold their house, gave up their successful careers as a manager and financial specialist, and bought a small yacht. For the past four years, they’ve been sailing around the world in the company of their cat, George.
They live off approximately $1,000 a month and have already visited 16 countries, including the Bahamas, Jamaica, Cuba and Peru and they have no intention of stopping anytime soon.
’It all started in 2007′, recalls Jessica. ’We were taking a break on Lake Michigan, and I noticed that Matt was inspecting the boats there very intently.’
’Then he looked at me and said: “So Jess, we can either buy a house or spend all our savings on a boat. What do you think, which one’s a better idea?” That’s how we decided that we wanted to spend summer on the water.’
’In June 2011, we sold our house. It was then that we realised that we wanted to go on the kind of journey which would change our lives. How long it would last — 5, 6 years, maybe more — didn’t really matter.’